Hello there! Whoooo’s ready for some turkey? I know I am. I’m usually always flying home to KY on Thanksgiving day, so unfortunately I never get a chance to help with the meal. I cook quite a bit at home, so in a way it’s nice to have a break.
I know there are thousands and thousands of blogs out there with the fanciest, most amazing Thanksgiving recipes. I am not one of them. Not by a long shot. I’ve been scrolling Pinterest for holiday inspiration, but I haven’t actually tested any recipes yet since I won’t be doing any real cooking until Christmas.
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However, I tossed together this shaved brussels sprouts salad over the weekend, and the result was what I like to call a “happy accident.” Light, tasty and easy to make. Perfect. Here are the basic instructions—I kind of eye balled the measurements, but you can’t really mess this up.
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For as long as I can recall (years before I became a health coach), I’ve tried to get my (now) husband to be just a little bit healthier. More exercise…less beer…And Oh, do we really need that second pizza? But one thing I’ve learned over the years about supporting a loved one with their health is that they have to really dig deep and want to make changes on their own. Everyone’s history, circumstances, preferences, obstacles and motivators are different, and going on that journey to figure it all out truly is worth it. You may know that already, but the other person needs to see that for themselves.
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Passive-aggressive comments — albeit well-intended — do not work. Guilt doesn’t work. Bribery doesn’t work. Usually. Making a cinnamon-quinoa bake and passing it off as dessert sure as heck doesn’t work either. Nope. You simply need to lead by example, be supportive, ask questions, but detach emotionally when you need to. Just be there.
Well, fast forward 8.5 years and that man I met at the Sunburnt Cow (RIP) all those years ago is running in his first marathon. The New York City Marathon! 26.2 miles through the five boroughs. Amazing. And the best part is, he came to this incredible achievement all on his own.
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